Thursday, 3 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Beacon G, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Presiding: Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio Univ., Athens
1. "'High and Fervently They Were Singing': Voice, Space, and Midwestern Modernity in Langston Hughes's 1930 Novel Not without Laughter," Andy Oler, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
2. "The Midwest Seen New Englandly: Regional Tensions in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead," Alexander Engebretson, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
3. "Sara Paretsky's 'Other' Chicago," James Alfred Lewin, Shepherd Univ.
4. "Ohio and the International Toni Morrison: From The Bluest Eye to Home," Marilyn Judith Atlas
American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century